AMHERST, Mass. - A new study conducted by University of Massachusetts psychologist Elizabeth Harvey finds that mothers who work outside the home don’t do significant harm to young children. The findings are reported in the March issue of Developmental Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association.
AMHERST, Mass. - Caroline J. Sunshine, a senior psychology major and honors student at the University of Massachusetts, has received an honorable mention on the All-USA College Academic Team, compiled by the national daily newspaper USA Today. The team was announced in the Feb. 25 edition of the paper.
AMHERST, Mass. - Vanessa M. Rivera, director of the minority engineering program for the College of Engineering since 1997, has been appointed interim director of admissions at the University of Massachusetts. Rivera''s appointment was announced today by Javier Cevallos, interim vice chancellor for student affairs.
AMHERST, Mass. - People who grow old gracefully are the ones who maintain a positive self-image, according to a study to be published by University of Massachusetts psychologist Susan Krauss Whitbourne. Maintaining a positive self-image, along with behavior adjustments in response to physical changes, also appear to prevent mid-life crises and trauma caused by menopause, Whitbourne says.
AMHERST, Mass. - Amy McGovern, a graduate student in the computer science department at the University of Massachusetts, runs a computer mailing list, or "list-serv," for women students in computer science, from high-schoolers to doctoral candidates. Currently the list-serv has 250 subscribers around the world, and McGovern aims to increase that number substantially.
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is moving to modify some of its admissions and financial aid practices in light of changing legal views on affirmative action nation-wide, according to an announcement by Joe Marshall, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services.
AMHERST, Mass. - Scott Auerbach, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, has been awarded a $35,000 Sloan Foundation fellowship. He is one of just 100 young scientists and economists at 51 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to receive the award. Twenty-one former Sloan Fellows have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
AMHERST, Mass. - Faculty at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts are rapidly changing the way they teach and analyze business in response to a huge new wave of interest in the Internet and electronic commerce.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts professor of Germanic languages and literatures Eric M. Beekman will deliver the second lecture in this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 24 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.